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Auto Expo 2020: Kia Carnival Launched In India, Details Inside

At The Auto Expo 2020 In Greater Noida, Kia Motors Has Launched Its Second Model In India I.e. Kia Carnival.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Anurag Singh | Updated on: 05 Feb 2020, 03:27:08 PM
Auto Expo 2020: Kia Carnival

Auto Expo 2020: Kia Carnival Launched In India (Photo Credit: Twitter/@KiaMotorsIN)

New Delhi:

At the Auto Expo 2020 in Greater Noida, Kia Motors has launched its second model in India i.e. Kia Carnival. However, the bookings for Kia Carnival began on January 21, 2020 and the premium MPV garnered 1410 bookings on the very first day and has a total of more than 3,500 bookings received till date. The South Korean automaker also showcased a new concept for a global SUV Sonet at the Auto Expo.

Kia Motors India MD and CEO Kookhyun Shim said, "We have sought to understand Indian customers' aspirations, and match them with best-in-class products and services."

He further said, "Our latest vehicle, Kia Carnival, is a clear example of this approach. Though it represents a leap up from the Seltos, into a premium, aspirational segment, it has been devised with the same passion."

Shim further said, "As the Indian market evolves, we will continue to offer customers here the best and most innovative products and services." 

Kia Carnival: Price

The prices for Kia Carnival in India has been set at Rs 24.95 lakh for its Premium variant (ex-showroom), Rs 28.95 lakh for its Prestige variant (ex-showroom), and Rs 33.95 lakh for its Limousine variant (ex-showroom).

Kia Carnival: Specifications

Coming back to Kia Carnival, the 5115 mm-long MPV has a width and height of 1985 mm and 1755 mm, respectively. The wheelbase stands at 3060 mm while the ground clearance has been measured at 171 mm for the Carnival. The car weighs 2102 Kg.

Visually, Kia Carnival comes with the tiger-nose grille at the front which is housed between wraparound headlamps and framed fog lamps on the sides. On the back, there is a small spoiler and wide. On the inside, it gets features such as touchscreen infotainment display, chrome detailing, and two sunroofs.

Carnival looks to enter a segment dominated by Toyota's Innova Crystal. It is powered by a 2.2-liter VGT BS6 diesel engine, paired with an eight-speed "Sportsmatic" transmission. It churns out 197 bhp and 440 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to an 8-Speed automatic gearbox. The Carnival will be manufactured at the company's plant in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.

Coming back to Auto Expo 2020, Kia is also showcasing its Seltos X-Line Concept, a bolder reinterpretation of the Seltos SUV along with Soul EV, Niro EV, compact SUV XCeed and compact utility vehicle Stonic.

Also Read: Auto Expo 2020: From Venue To Tickets, All You Need To Know

Kia Sonet concept will be developed further ahead of a launch in the Indian market in the second half of 2020. Kia Sonet concept is a compact SUV which will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki's Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue and Ford Ecosport. Kia Motors said the vehicle will be launched in India in the second half of 2020.

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First Published : 05 Feb 2020, 03:27:08 PM